Sunday, February 7, 2016

#456...attic construction weeks 15 - 18

We have made lots of progress in the last month. The carpenter busily spent 4 weeks cladding our attic in wood, and the tiler had great fun with the penny tile shower that I requested. (I did not think about how hard the tiny tile would be to line up and cut.) Next up is floor finishing, painting and then moving in!

Friday, January 29, 2016


Gig'em went to pet heaven yesterday. We had him for 17 years and got him as a tiny kitty in October of 1998. He gave us so much love, stole food off our plates, purred and sat on our heads while we tried to sleep, and was such a funny guy. We will greatly miss him.

(after he fell in the pool. he did not want his photo taken.)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

#454...attic construction weeks 9 - 14

Things are moving along with our attic renovation, and we are almost to my favorite part of picking out all the finishes. Over the holidays we got insulation, floor decking, and sheetrock.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

#453...the algarve, portugal

These are pictures from my favorite day of 2015. They come from The Algarve coastal region of Portugal, which is filled with many hidden cave beaches. These photos came from a boat ride we took, as well as a hidden beach that we hiked down to through a long tunnel staircase carved through rock. I hope to see something as geographically beautiful in 2016.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

#452...attic construction weeks 5-8

The biggest change at our house this month is that we now have a back dormer, a new metal roof, and skylights. Here are some pictures of dormer progression.

 ....and then the metal roof went on

On the inside of the attic we got rough electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and skylights.